American Airlines plane catches fire at takeoff

American Airlines plane catches fire at takeoff

The engine of an American Airlines passenger plane caught fire during take-off at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, prompting the crew to evacuate passengers via emergency chutes.

American Airlines Flight 383, a Boeing 767 flight bound for Miami carrying 161 passengers, experienced an “uncontained engine failure”, according to reports.

Twenty people suffered minor injuries, according to the fire department.

Nine crew members and 161 passengers were on board.